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INSIGHT EU: SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram 17 July 2017

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# EU URBAN AGENDA: EU Regions and Cities Initiative- 3rd General Assembly Meeting +++ EU Urban Agenda Marks Real Opportunity to End Homelessness in our Cities +++ One year on: Is the urban agenda a golden opportunity? - EUROCITIES +++ A report compares business environment in 22 cities in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with 187 other economies +++ FRA discusses fundamental rights in urban policies +++ # SMART SPECIALISATION PLATFORMCentral European cooperation workshop and Watify Matchmaking Event on Industry 4.0DG Research and Innovation has joined the initiative of S3P - Industry# SMART GOVERNANCEWebinar: The Power of Data Visualization in Cities  - Data-Smart City SolutionsData-Smart City Solutions: From Research to Results: The Substance Behind Smart CitiesReport: Smart city investment will double by 2021# SMART SECURITYPower Grid Cybersecurity Risks: It’s Not Only the Russians - Microgrid Knowledge# SMART ENVIRONMENTOpen & Agile Smart Cities: OAS…

INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 17 July 2017

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# HORIZON 2020: 27 new Horizon 2020 projects in the pipeline +++ SME Instrument: Commission to invest over € 96 million to help 64 small businesses bring their innovation on the market +++ Come to Arab Health, Dubai with the SME Instrument! +++ SME Techweb - Latest results: Commission to invest € 97 million to help 64 small businesses bring their innovations to the market +++ Traffic pollution prevents children’s brains from reaching their full potential - Horizon Magazine +++ # RTD: International Cooperation - EU expands its research cooperation with Brazil and South Africa +++ Research Headlines - Driving hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to market +++ Events - GRAIL Final Event - 19 September 2017, Barcelona, Spain +++ # EFSIEPC & EASP Conference: The EU Investment Plan - Investing in Social Care & Support# ESIFStructural funds – Investing in people [What is Europe doing for its citizens?] - EP - Research Service‘Smart’ bone implants to provide fast…

INSIGHT EU: GROWTH & JOBS Telegram 17 July 2017

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# SINGLE MARKET: EU Commission: Public Consultation on "Retail regulations in a multi-channel environment" +++ DG Grow: Feedback sought: Inception impact assessment on revision of vehicle type-approval legislation on General Safety and Pedestrian Safety +++ # EMPLOYMENT: EU Commission: Employment and social developments in Europe - 2017 review shows positive trends but highlights high burden on the young +++ Speaking points by Commissioner Thyssen on the 2017 Employment and Social Developments in Europe review (ESDE Report) +++ EP Study Social and employment situation in Estonia and priorities of the Presidency - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs +++ EP Study Skills Development and Employment-Apprenticeships, Internships and Volunteering - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs +++ # EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG EMPLRECTIFICATIF à la décision de la Commission C(2017) 3675 final du 23 mai 2017 Approbation des comptes Programme opération…

INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 17 July 2017

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# FOREIGN AFFAIRS COUNCIL: Main results and statements of the Foreign Affairs Council on 17 July 2017 +++ ST 11234 2017 INIT 3557th meeting of the COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (Foreign Affairs) +++ ST 11235 2017 INIT 3557th meeting of the COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (Foreign Affairs) +++ # UKRAINE: Ukraine: EU Council adopts temporary trade preferences +++ EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform +++ # JAPANDG Trade: Civil Society Dialogue on EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement# CENTRAL ASIAMain results of the EU-Uzbekistan Cooperation Council on 17 July 2017EP Draft report - Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Kazakhstan, of the other part - PE 608.080v01-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs# WESTERN BALKANSEuropean Parliament President Official Visit to Montenegro (18-19 July 2017)# EGYPTEU Commission: Report on the state of EU-Egypt relations: engaging on shared priorit…

INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 17 July 2017

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# FRANCE: France: IMF Staff Concluding Statement of the 2017 Article IV Mission +++ # POLAND: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Poland +++ IMF Country Report No. 17/220 : Republic of Poland : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Republic of Poland +++ IMF Country Report No. 17/221 : Republic of Poland : Selected Issues +++ # BANKING UNIONSabine Lautenschläger: Harmonisation paves the way for a European banking market# ECBVítor Constâncio: Interview with CNBCECB /2017/20 Decision of the ECB of 23 June 2017 amending Decision ECB/2012/6 on the establishment of the TARGET2-Securities BoardECB /2017/19 Guideline of the ECB of 23 June 2017 amending Guideline ECB/2012/13 on TARGET2-Securities# ESMAESMA Library document - Procedure for reporting of circuit breakers’ parameters by NCAs to ESMA# EIOPAEIOPA submits Implementing Technical Standards on reporting and disclos…

INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 17 July 2017

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# FUTURE OF EUROPE: EU Commission: Debate on the Future of Europe: 1,750 events so far with the potential to reach over 30 million Europeans +++ # BREXIT: Barrier to Trade and Security if Data Transfers are hindered after Brexit - UK Parliament +++ EU and UK positions on citizens’ rights: First phase of Brexit negotiations - EP Research Service +++ Jo Leinen (S&D/SPD) zur zweiten Brexit-Verhandlungsrunde: Tories schaden dem eigenen Land (DE) +++ BDI: Schnelle Einigung bei Brexit-Verhandlungen zwingend erforderlich (DE) +++ # ANTITRUSTAntitrust: EU Commission sends Statement of Objections to Teva on 'pay for delay' pharma agreement# STATE AIDState aid: Commission concludes Dutch state guarantees on loans for energy saving projects involve no aid# MERGERSMergers: EU Commission approves acquisition of Momondo by PricelineMergers: Commission clears acquisition of Forties Pipeline System by INEOSMergers: Commission clears acquisition of a parking …

INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 17 July 2017

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# ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: Aarhus Convention on public rights on access to information, public participation and justice in environmental matters: EU Council adopts EU’s position for the forthcoming meeting of the parties +++ ST 11194 2017 ADD 1 Draft Council Decision on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, at the sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention regarding compliance case ACCC/C/2008/32 - Adoption +++# AIR QUALITYImproving air quality: EU Council acceptance of the Gothenburg Protocol amendment in sightEEA: European Union emission inventory report 1990–2015 under the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP)EEA: Air pollution from agriculture: ammonia exceeds emission limits in 2015EEA: [LATEST VERSION] National emissions reported to the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP Convention)# CIRCULAR ECONOMYThe Norwegian Government steps up the efforts to …

INSIGHT EU: CLIMATE Telegram 17 July 2017

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# OZONE: Protecting climate: EU Council gives green light to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol +++ EU Commission Roadmap: Evaluation of the Ozone Regulation +++ # EU ETS: Commission publishes status update for New Entrants' Reserve +++ # COP23COP23 Official Side Events and Exhibits - Parties & Observers Can Apply from 18 to 21 July 2017# UNFCCCLatest documents by the UNFCCCFccc/Arr/2016/Esp Spain. Report on the individual review of the annual submission of Spain submitted in 2016. Note by the expert review teamFccc/Irr/2016/Esp Spain. Report on the review of the report to facilitate the calculation of the assigned amount for the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol of Spain. Note by the expert review teamFccc/Arr/2015/Esp Spain. Report on the individual review of the inventory submission of Spain submitted in 2015. Note by the expert review team# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG CLIMACOMMISSION DECISION on instructing the Cen…

INSIGHT EU: ENERGY Telegram 17 July 2017

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# ENERGY UNION: ST 11297 2017 INIT Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations on an agreement between the European Union and the Russian Federation on the operation of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline - Steering note for the EWP of 25 July 2017 +++ EU Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Bundesrat (DE) - COM(2016) 864 final (internal market in electricity) +++ EU Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Sénat (FR) - COM(2016) 861 final (internal market for electricity) +++ Focus on Portugal: the Energy Union tour +++ # ENERGY REGULATION: ACER Organises the 1st Energy Market Integrity and Transparency ForumACER: REMIT Quarterly Online: The Latest News on Wholesale Energy Market Integrity and TransparencyACER Updates Data Validation RulesGEODE published Amendments Proposals to the European Commission's Directi…

INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 14 July 2017

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# EURO AREA: Euro area recovery and reform [What Think Tanks are thinking] - EP - Research Service +++ # EBA: EBA publishes final standards specifying information requirements for the authorisation of credit institutions +++ Latest Q&A by the European Banking Authority +++ # CAPITAL MARKETS UNIONBetter Finance: ‘Equity Financing of the EU Economy’# ESMAESMA reviews the application of IFRS 13 – Fair value measurement requirementsESMA issues positive opinion on renewal of short selling ban by Spanish CNMVESMA publishes new Q&A on Alternative performance measures guidelines# BISImplementation monitoring of the PFMI: Fourth update to Level 1 assessment reportImplementation monitoring of PFMI: Fourth update to Level 1 assessment report# EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG FISMACOMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Summary of Commission Staff Working Document on Directive 2002/87/EU on the supplementary supervision of credit institutions, insurance undertakings and i…

INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 14 July 2017

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# TISA: European Commission services' position paper on the Sustainability Impact Assessment in support of negotiations of the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) +++ # BREXIT: Brexit: trade in goods report debated by Lords - UK Parliament +++ Experts give evidence to inquiry on Brexit: sanctions policy - UK Parliament +++ # CANADA: EU-Canada relations: EP committee mission to Ottawa +++ # USAEU Parliament: EU-US relations on justice and home affairs: committee missionConférence de presse du Président de la République avec Donald Trump (FR)# WESTERN BALKANSEuropa-Staatsminister Roth: Zukunft des Westbalkans liegt in der EU (DE)Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić# TURKEYEESC: Meeting of the EU-Turkey Joint Consultative Committee (JCC)# WTOItems proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body# HYBRID THREATSNorway to join international centre for countering hybrid threats…

INSIGHT EU: AGENDA Weekly Telegram 14 July 2017

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# E U   C O M M I S S I O N: Upcoming Commission Events: 17 July 2017: Commission presents 2017 review of Employment and Social Developments in Europe +++ EU Commission Calendar: 17 July 201718 July 201719 July 201720 July 201721 July 2017Outlook July 2017# E U    P A R L I A M E N TEP Week AheadUSA & privacy, counter-terrorism, migrationBelarus & cooperation with EUPhilippines & human rightsItaly & EU-NATO cooperationPresident’s diaryEP Schedule by Day17 July 201718 July 201719 July 201720 July 201721 July 2017EP Annual Calendar 2017Draft agenda - Monday, 11 September 2017 - StrasbourgDraft agenda - Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - StrasbourgDraft agenda - Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - StrasbourgDraft agenda - Thursday, 14 September 2017 - Strasbourg# E U    C O U N C I LMain Council topics17 July 2017: EU-Uzbekistan Cooperation Council17 - 18 July 2017: Agriculture and Fisheries Council17 July 2017: Foreign Affairs Council17 - 18 July 2017…

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